Discussion Topic 1: I Foresee Great Things for You
Planning for the future is a major component for ensuring any healthcare organization is financially sound. Being a part of that future as a nurse entrepreneur is an exciting prospect. For this discussion, share with your colleagues in this course what you forecast for the future of healthcare finance and what role you might play in helping to build that future. Describe how you fit the profile of a nurse entrepreneur.
Please continue working on your project. You can inform your professor if you encounter difficulties, have questions, or need feedback.
Consider the following for this module:
Discuss the imperative for cultural competence in health care and culturally sensitive health intervention. How does self-awareness influence cultural competence? What factors should be considered when designing a health promotion program (e.g., to increase physical activity, reduce smoking, etc.) for your target cultural group? Your responses to these questions should be based firmly upon health behavior and/or health planning theory; a wonderful example of such is Airhihenbuwa’s PEN-3 Model. (Click here for a discussion of the PEN-3 Model.) Keep in mind that this is but one such model, which, incidentally, draws upon accumulated knowledge from the fields of cultural studies and health education.
Here’s an additional article describing an application of the PEN-3 model to a chronic disease: http://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1033&context=jhdrp
Please also look up another article that applies to the PEN-3 model as part of scholarly research.